Vancouver Croissant Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Croissant Challenge. Bakeries and cafes from all over the city were invited to enter their Croissant creations into this challenge. Each bakery and cafe will be featuring their croissant creations on their menu from June 4-28, 2020.

How Does this all Work? For the public challenge, you are invited to go out and order any or all of the croissant creations in this challenge, then you decide who you think has the best croissant creation for the People’s Choice award winners. 

Share your experiences: Social media share your photos and messages by instagram, twitter, facebook, tiktok and other platforms throughout the challenge, our twitter and instagram address is @vanfoodster and the hashtag is #CroissantChallengeYVR please include this hashtag in all your social sharing during the challenge.

Voting criteria –  some things to help you judge your favourite croissant creations – keep these things in mind: originality, creativity, uniqueness, traditional, non-traditional, price, value and most importantly taste.

Remember to VOTE for your favourites during the challenge.

Here are the Croissant creations in this challenge, listed in no particular order other than when they were received by us.

Mon Paris Patisserie

Rubylicious

Price: $5.99

Created by: Elena Krasnova

Description: Freshly baked croissant garnished with mascarpone dipped ganache as fresh local strawberry gel. Dipped in Ruby chocolate.

Offered: Tuesday – Sunday 9am – 5pm (closed Monday’s) –NOTE: For orders of 6 or more please call to pre-order one day in advance,

Mon Paris Patisserie

4396 Beresford Street, Burnaby

Phone: (604) 564-5665

Web: https://www.monparis.ca/

Instagram @monparis.ca

Italia Bakery

The Siciliano

Price: $5.99

Created by: Sam Pero

Description: Our handcrafted all butter croissant filled with our very own pistachio frangipane. Our freshly roasted pistachio our from the Bronte region in Sicily. We spread our frangipane on both halves of the croissant with fresh raspberries between. Top with more frangipane, whole pistachios and double baked to a perfect blend of bitter…sweet…..crunch!! Drizzled in 70% pictachio cream and dusted with icing sugar !

Offered: All the time

Italia Bakery

2828 East Hastings Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604.251.6800

Web: http://www.italiabakery.ca/

Twitter: @italiabakery

Instagram @italiabakery

Daily Delicious

Seafood Shell

Prices: $5.99 each (6 pack price will be $32.32 and 12 pack price will be $61.00)

Created by: the team

Description: Who doesn’t like seafood!? :-).  BC is abundant in seafood.  So we knew immediately we wanted to use seafood in the croissant.  In addition, the croissant has to have spicy flavor.  Therefore we came up with the idea of having assorted seafood including snow crab meat, shrimp and salmon etc. in the house made spicy sauce and sitting on the house made mashed potato (to mimic the sands) and in the round shape to represent the shell from the sea.

Offered: on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Daily Delicious

110 – 2811 Number 3 Road, Richmond

Phone: (236) 858-5545

Instagram @dailydeliciousbakery

Small Victory Bread & Coffee

Buckwheat Pain au Chocolat

Price: $​6.25

Created by: Small Victory pastry team

Description: Freshly milled buckwheat croissants rolled with Valrhona dark chocolate bannetons.

Offered: All day, everyday

Small Victory Bread & Coffee

1088 Homer Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-899-8892​

Web: http://smallvictory.ca/

Twitter: @sv_bakery

Instagram: @sv_bakery

And

Small Victory Bread & Coffee

3077 Granville Street

Phone: (604) 742-1737

Twitter: @sv_bakery

Instagram @sv_bakery

Make sure you check out the Croissant Challenge postcards which will be either at the bakeries and cafes. Remember to Vote for your favourites daily, all the voting details are at http://vancouverfoodster.com/croissant-challenge/

Our Media judges for this challenge are:

Deanna Woo

Blogger and Instagrammer

Instagram @deannawoo


David Grange

Blogger for BCFoodieBlogger

Twitter: @BCfoodieblogger

Instagram: @BCfoodieblogger


Sophia Hu

Instagramer and Influencer

Instagram @sopheats